USDA-ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory: History and Current Research on Western North American Rangelands
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CitationPfister, J. A., Cook, D., Panter, K. E., Welch, K. D., & James, L. F. (2016). USDA-ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory: History and Current Research on Western North American Rangelands. Rangelands, 38(5), 241-249.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • Poisonous plants on western North American rangelands have historically been troublesome to livestock producers. • Research on toxic plants was initiated by the United States Department of Agriculture in the late 1890s to solve problems for the livestock industry. • TheUnited States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Resource Service Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory in Logan, Utah continues to provide research-based solutions to poisonous plant problems besetting livestock producers, hobby farmers and small holders, veterinarians, and extension personnel. • Principal plants of current research interest include larkspur, lupine, locoweed, selenium accumulating plants, pyrrolizidine alkaloid-containing plants, and ponderosa pine.